Sedona Public Library’s environmental program series, “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home,” continues in March with an interactive workshop led by Darcy Hitchcock of the Sustainability Alliance. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the community room at Sedona Public Library.
At the workshop, entitled “Moving toward Sustainability: Practical Actions That Can Make a Real Difference,” participants will identify unsustainable choices we often make in our households based on four principles and the resulting environmental problems. Participants will next divide into groups to discuss these problems and how to correct them, and then will share their ideas with the audience. Following these breakout sessions, Ms. Hitchcock will suggest practical actions that can be taken now to make a real difference. She will talk about the Sustainability Alliance and explain how organizations can become certified in its sustainability program.
Workshop presenter Darcy Hitchcock currently leads the Sustainability Alliance, a coalition of regional non-profits guiding the Sedona/Verde Valley region toward sustainability. For 23 years, she was president of a management consulting firm specializing in sustainability. She was also a co-founder of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. The author of 10 books, Hitchcock won an award for her work “The Business Guide to Sustainability,” now in its third edition. For several years, she taught for Bainbridge Graduate Institute's sustainable MBA program
To encourage sustainability and in preparation for Earth Month in April, Sedona Public Library will be collecting handheld electronic devices for recycling. The following items will be accepted: cell phones and chargers, Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other tablets. Please drop off these items at the reference desk at the main library or at Sedona Public Library in the Village. For more information, contact the reference desk at Sedona Public Library at 928-282-7714. The last day to drop off your items at the Library will be Tuesday, March 31.
The March sustainability workshop and electronics recycling campaign are part of the Library’s “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home” initiative, a project supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information about programs and services that we offer at Sedona Public Library, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, please stop by or call the Library at 928-282-7714. You may also access the Library’s website at www.sedonalibrary.org to view the events calendar or to make an online donation.
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Column for February 28, 2020
Written by: Cheryl L. Yeatts, Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village
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